ARTICLES

The Modern Mind is Distracted, Stressed, and Overwhelmed: Here's How to Relax burnout energy mindfulness Feb 24, 2020

Originally published in Inc. Magazine.

We live in a world that seems to have forgotten how to relax.

At work, we rush from one meeting to the next. We use the microscopic gaps in our day to fire...

Continue Reading...
Want to Know the Real Reason You're So Distracted? Harvard Scientists Have the Answer focus mindfulness notice-shift-rewire Feb 24, 2020

Originally published in Inc. Magazine

When it comes to how to be more focused and less distracted, we've got things inside out.

We tend to think that we are distracted because of the...

Continue Reading...
The Art of Working With – Not Against – Fear and Anxiety anxiety mindfulness Feb 14, 2020

Many of the traditions see autumn as the time of year when fear and anxiety reach their apotheosis.  Halloween.  Elections.  Falling leaves.  Wind.  Grey...

Continue Reading...
Is There A Cure For Social Media Mind? focus mindfulness productivity Feb 08, 2020

Following the 2016 Election, I stopped using social media for two reasons:

  1. The fact that a foreign entity manipulated American public opinion and undermined the legitimacy of the democratic...
Continue Reading...
The Cost of Time - How Much Would You Pay to Have More Time? focus mindfulness productivity Jan 31, 2020

The people I know who seem to have it all still lack one thing.  Time.

In just about every conversation I have these days, I hear people complaining about the scarcity of...

Continue Reading...
I Burned Out 10 Years Ago -- Here's How Mindfulness Brought Me Back burnout meditation mindfulness personal Jan 17, 2020

10 years ago, I lived what appeared to be a perfect life.   I had recently married my high school sweetheart.  I was one year short of completing my PhD.  And I...

Continue Reading...
Try This Science-Based Technique for Overcoming Fear and Anxiety anxiety meditation mindfulness Nov 21, 2019

This article was originally published in Inc. Magazine.

When it comes to anxiety, we've got everything backwards.

Just consider the last time you felt a wave of raw fear minutes before a big...

Continue Reading...
Stop Trying To Meditate Like a Monk: An Argument For Chaos Meditation meditation mindfulness notice-shift-rewire Nov 21, 2019

I’ve come to a sobering realization when it comes to my meditation practice:  I will never be an elite meditator.  

And that has led me to rethink the basic nature of...

Continue Reading...